South Africa military arrest lockdown breakers

South African police service arrest people for defying a nationwide lockdown in Johannesburg Friday.

The security personnel have been deployed to enforce the lockdown in a bid to curtail spread of COVID-19.

Nearly 57 million people are to be confined to their homes for three weeks.

President Cyril Ramaphosa personally visited soldiers at a military base in Soweto Township prior to their deployment.

"I am sending you to go and defend our people against coronavirus," Ramaphosa said.

"This is…

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